Review: could Metformin cause Pancreatic cancer?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 8, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 91,513 people who take Metformin. Among them, 226 have Pancreatic cancer. See who they are, when they have Pancreatic cancer and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,457 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes, type 2 diabetes. Commonly reported side effects of Metformin include blood glucose increased, nausea, nausea aggravated, weight decreased, nausea and vomiting.
Pancreatic cancer (pancreatic cancer) (latest reports from 20,524 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, pancreatic carcinoma.
On Feb, 18, 2014: 91,358 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 198 people (0.22%) have Pancreatic Cancer.
Time on Metformin when people have Pancreatic cancer * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Pancreatic cancer||6.25%||31.25%||18.75%||0.00%||18.75%||18.75%||6.25% |
Gender of people who have Pancreatic cancer when taking Metformin * :
|Pancreatic cancer||37.81%||62.19% |
Age of people who have Pancreatic cancer when taking Metformin * :
|Pancreatic cancer||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||6.86%||32.00%||61.14% |
Severity of Pancreatic cancer when taking Metformin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Pancreatic cancer||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Pancreatic cancer ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Pancreatic cancer||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (93 people, 46.97%)
- Hypertension (47 people, 23.74%)
- Diabetes mellitus (46 people, 23.23%)
- Pain (13 people, 6.57%)
- Depression (12 people, 6.06%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (129 people, 65.15%)
- Aspirin (59 people, 29.80%)
- Byetta (54 people, 27.27%)
- Simvastatin (44 people, 22.22%)
- Victoza (32 people, 16.16%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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